Future Predator (Primeval)

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The Future Predator were a species of large predators that evolved at some point in the future on Earth.
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An army of predators are being controlled by [[Oliver Leek]] with technology [[Helen Cutter]] found in the future known as "neural clamps". Neural clamps override the predator's instincts, giving Leek control of their emotions. Leek sets one of the predators on James Lester [[Ben Miller]], who flees through the ARC and shoots it multiple times without the predator weakening. He takes advantage of the predator's sensitive sonar system by switching on a CD player, which disorients it. Lester eventually manages to kill it by releasing a mammoth on it, which spears it with one of its tusks.
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
A study of the creature's DNA revealed that the Predators were descended from some form of bat that became larger but flightless yet retained its echolocation abilities. (Episode 1.6)
 
A study of the creature's DNA revealed that the Predators were descended from some form of bat that became larger but flightless yet retained its echolocation abilities. (Episode 1.6)
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Its elongated head houses a highly intelligent brain and a melon organ. The ears have moved to the centre of the face, giving the sonar a more directed and precise interpretation of the surrounding environment — an improvement on that used by the bats of today. Its eyes are weak and vestigial; with an incredibly advanced sonar system, echolocation has become its preferred sense and others, like sight, have diminshed as a result. The two nostrils have merged into one large hole in the middle of the face. Predators are highly skilled carnivores. They use their "claws" as meat hooks to pin down and rip apart prey. Future predators also live together in life partnerships (a female and a male). When the pair have offspring, the male hunts and the female guards and nurse the young. The offspring are ready to eat meat in just a few hours after birth.Future Predators have adapted this so that the young are ready to kill as soon as possible. When they are ready to eat meat, the male guards the nest and the female does the hunting. They also have strong family unions; parents will risk their own lives for their young. The predators possess human-like intelligence, but this is hidden under an extremely violent nature, as they will blindy tear apart victims after a very short period of stalking.
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The predators are not very strong, and rely more on acrobatics, agility and speed to take down prey. Since the creature's ancestors were bats, the predator's bones are light-weight and easy to break. This allowed a Gorgonopsid to kill one at the season one finale by crushing the predator with its weight, therefore breaking most of the predator's bones. The species' advanced sonar can also be its weakness as Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) managed to kill one by luring it into a greenhouse, then smashing out the glass roof with a gun, scrambling its sonar system with a jumble of sonar echoes from the falling pieces of glass, giving him a chance to shoot it in the head.[2] The movements of the future predator appear to be based on bats like the pallid bat and the vampire bat, two species that spend a lot of time on the ground and even hunt on the ground. Future predators also show an ability to work well together in large groups. If a pack spots potential prey, they will work together as a team to literally tear it limb from limb.
  
 
==Notes==
 
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*The predator was designed by Digital Textures Lead Daren Horley of Framestore CFC.
  
 
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[[Category:Primeval]]

Latest revision as of 08:41, 13 July 2019

The Future Predator is a type of animal that feature in Primeval.

Contents

History

The Future Predator were a species of large predators that evolved at some point in the future on Earth.

An army of predators are being controlled by Oliver Leek with technology Helen Cutter found in the future known as "neural clamps". Neural clamps override the predator's instincts, giving Leek control of their emotions. Leek sets one of the predators on James Lester Ben Miller, who flees through the ARC and shoots it multiple times without the predator weakening. He takes advantage of the predator's sensitive sonar system by switching on a CD player, which disorients it. Lester eventually manages to kill it by releasing a mammoth on it, which spears it with one of its tusks.

Overview

A study of the creature's DNA revealed that the Predators were descended from some form of bat that became larger but flightless yet retained its echolocation abilities. (Episode 1.6)

Its elongated head houses a highly intelligent brain and a melon organ. The ears have moved to the centre of the face, giving the sonar a more directed and precise interpretation of the surrounding environment — an improvement on that used by the bats of today. Its eyes are weak and vestigial; with an incredibly advanced sonar system, echolocation has become its preferred sense and others, like sight, have diminshed as a result. The two nostrils have merged into one large hole in the middle of the face. Predators are highly skilled carnivores. They use their "claws" as meat hooks to pin down and rip apart prey. Future predators also live together in life partnerships (a female and a male). When the pair have offspring, the male hunts and the female guards and nurse the young. The offspring are ready to eat meat in just a few hours after birth.Future Predators have adapted this so that the young are ready to kill as soon as possible. When they are ready to eat meat, the male guards the nest and the female does the hunting. They also have strong family unions; parents will risk their own lives for their young. The predators possess human-like intelligence, but this is hidden under an extremely violent nature, as they will blindy tear apart victims after a very short period of stalking.

The predators are not very strong, and rely more on acrobatics, agility and speed to take down prey. Since the creature's ancestors were bats, the predator's bones are light-weight and easy to break. This allowed a Gorgonopsid to kill one at the season one finale by crushing the predator with its weight, therefore breaking most of the predator's bones. The species' advanced sonar can also be its weakness as Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) managed to kill one by luring it into a greenhouse, then smashing out the glass roof with a gun, scrambling its sonar system with a jumble of sonar echoes from the falling pieces of glass, giving him a chance to shoot it in the head.[2] The movements of the future predator appear to be based on bats like the pallid bat and the vampire bat, two species that spend a lot of time on the ground and even hunt on the ground. Future predators also show an ability to work well together in large groups. If a pack spots potential prey, they will work together as a team to literally tear it limb from limb.

Notes

  • The predator was designed by Digital Textures Lead Daren Horley of Framestore CFC.

Appearances

  • Primeval:

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